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Last modified: Monday, October 13, 2008

Kelley School's International Luncheon Series resumes with program on improving communications abroad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 13, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ken Jaques, chief executive officer and president of Global Communication Strategies in Virginia, will share his insight and experience of more than 20 years of experience abroad this Thursday (Oct. 16) at the International Luncheon Series, sponsored by Indiana Univerity's Kelley School of Business.

The program, presented by the school's Center for International Business Education and Research, will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the 21st floor of the Sheraton City Centre, 31 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis. Cost will be $45 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Online registration is available through the CIBER Web site at http://www.kelley.iu.edu/GPO/eventitem.cfm?ID=168.

Jaques founded the Arlington, Va.-based firm Global Communications Strategies in 1997 and through it advises U.S. and international governments and businesses in areas that include communications, media strategies, marketing, trade, market entry and Congressional relations.

He has more than 20 years of national and international public relations/communications and journalism experience gained by working at the highest levels of both U.S. and foreign governments and reporting for some of the United States' top news organizations, including CNN and Congressional Quarterly. He also served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill.

Jaques has a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Webster University in St. Louis.

CIBER, established in 1992, carries on IU's long legacy of international involvement. The Kelley School of Business was only the second school to establish an international business department in the 1950's. Kelley faculty then took the lead in developing the field's literature, curriculum and fundamental research directions. With CIBER assistance and resources, the internationalization of the Kelley School and its constituents has increased in depth and breadth.